Luverne

Senate Candidate Tommy Tuberville Makes Stop in Luverne on Campaign Tour

Tuesday marks fourteen days until “Super Tuesday”, where voters will cast their ballots to determine who they will send to Washington D.C. the U.S. senate. Candidates are kicking their campaigns into high gear as the race that once seemed like a marathon transitions into a sprint. That’s no different for former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tubberville. Senate candidate Tommy…

Interim President Named for Lurleen B. Wallace Community College

An interim president has been named for Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.  Chancellor Jimmy Baker ha announced the appointment of Dr. Chris Cox as interim president until a permanent president is named. Cox has more than 24 years of higher education administration experience and currently serves as the Executive Director of Workforce Solutions and Innovations for the Alabama Community College…

Annual “World’s Largest Peanut Boil” Returns to Crenshaw County

Its time to get a little nutty. The 48th annual World’s Largest Peanut Boil began Wednesday in Crenshaw County, just in time for Labor Day Weekend. Crenshaw County Shrine Club President Andy Compton says when the peanuts arrive, they’re fresh and ready to boil. “When we get them, theyre already cleaned, washed and picked off the vine,” Compton said. “They…

Luverne Dedicates Solar Energy Research Project

City of Luverne latest to harvest power from the sun

IMG_0267 The City of Luverne has taken a big step forward in the potential use of solar power. “Solar energy is the thing of the future,” said Luverne Mayor Ed Beasley. “We might not realize it now, but our grandchildren and great grandchildren, once all the fossil fuels are gone, they’re going to have to depend on nuclear power or…

Luverne Residents Clean Up Storm Damage; NWS Confirms Tornado

The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday afternoon that an EF0 tornado touched down in the northern part of Crenshaw County during Monday’s severe weather. But the NWS is also saying that tornado formed out of a macroburst of straight line winds that measured between 70 and 90 mph. Officials with the NWS say that macroburst is to blame for much of…

“Racist Propaganda” Found on Front Porches in Crenshaw County

Crenshaw County residents say they found this graphic image on their properties with information for a white supremacist group. Some Crenshaw County residents say they came home Monday night to find strange, clear plastic bags on their property. The bags contained a small piece of paper with information leading to the website of a white supremacist group known to be affiliated…

World’s Largest Peanut Boil sells out on Sunday

The World’s Largest Peanut Boil in Luverne is finally over and the Alcazar Shriners have great numbers to report. The Shriners sold 25.5 tons of boiled peanuts over the Labor Day Weekend, with sales totaling over $100,000. Travelers pulling up to get a bag of peanuts were greeted with this sign. Boiled peanuts were sold out on Sunday afternoon. The…

World’s Largest Peanut Boil begins

Labor Day Weekend is almost here, and that means only one thing in Luverne: peanuts. Specifically, Alcazar Shriners boiled peanuts. Labor Day Weekend marks the start of the Shriners’ World’s Largest Peanut Boil. The peanut boil started in the 1970s, and it was quite a humble affair. “It was a group of local Shriners and they wanted to have a…

Morning Fire Destroys Luverne Landmark

This & That Thrift Store Too Fire Fire Fighter overseas one of the five mainstreams from the fire trucks. This & That Thrift Store Too Fire Black smoke pouring out of the This & That Thrift Store Too roof. This & That Thrift Store Too Fire Inside of the building. This & That Thrift Store Too Fire Floors are flooded…

Luverne Man Charged in North Carolina Rape Case

A Luverne man is facing charges in a 2008 North Carolina sexual assault case. Joshua Wade Watson, 30, is charged with First Degree Rape, First Degree Sex Offense, and First Degree Kidnapping. Police say the rape occurred in the a parking lot in the Fayetteville, North Carolina. According to the Fayetteville Police Department the case went cold after investigators were…